The St. James Library provides students with the foundation for a lifetime love of books. Each student visits the library once a week with his or her class. Stories and lessons presented by our librarian introduce our youngest students to the concept that people of all ages like to read and that the library is a good place to discover books. In addition to encouraging a love of literature and reading by teaching print and media awareness and literature exposure and appreciation, the library curriculum progresses through grade-appropriate concepts which address the organization of materials in a library, how to access information in print reference sources and on the web, evaluation of information, and the ethical use of information. After each weekly lesson, students have time to select and borrow books from the library’s collection of over 16,000 different titles for their reading pleasure and to support activities they are doing in other classes.